DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside
France in the French language.
The DELF and DALF qualifications are under the authority of the Commission Nationale du DELF et du DALF [National Commission
for DELF and DALF] whose headquarters are at the CIEP.
DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Ref
rence for Languages.The 6 diplomas that make up DELF and DALF are completely independent. This means that candidates can register for the examination of their choice, according to their level. At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
From 13-18 years old
The junior version of DELF has the same basic structure as the standard DELF. Only the topics are different:
- The materials take into account the interests of young people.
- It can only be taken by children of secondary-level age.
- The diploma awarded is identical to the standard DELF diploma.
DELF Prim is intended for children who are beginners in French as a Foreign Language and who are either undertaking studies corresponding to the French elementary level or are the right age to undertake such studies under the regulations applicable in their country.
Succesful candidates receive a certificate identical to the general public version.
The TCF is the French language test awarded by the French Ministry of Education:
•TCF assesses a person’s level of French language for general purposes. It is intended for people who are not native French speakers and who, for professional, personal or academic reasons, wish to have their competency in French assessed and certified simply, reliably and quickly.
•The TCF is a standard graded test designed by the CIEP, a language tester and member of ALTE, based on an extremely rigorous method that makes it a valid means of assessing language skills.
•All candidates receive a certificate of results that grades them at one of six levels (from A1 to C2) on the competency scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This means that it is not possible to fail the TCF.
•Since December 2002, the TCF has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 standard
This TCF test is intended for anybody who wants to have their French language skills assessed for personal or professional reasons.
Since 16 October 2006, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MICC) has required people submitting applications to immigrate to Quebec to provide proof of their level of competency in French by taking the "TCF pour le Québec", or TCF test for Quebec.
This test can only be taken by people who submit an immigration application at a Quebec immigration office or at Délégations Générales du Québec, Quebec government offices abroad.
26 August 2015 | 9 September 2015 | 18 November 2015
Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) French Proficiency Exams
Validation: 1 year
Test d’Evaluation de Français is designed to measure the level of French language of the candidates who are not native French speakers. It is useful if you need to evaluate your French skills for Canadian Immigration, French Universities or for work.
TEF will examin your assesses comprehension and expression skills in French.
It quantitative and qualitative measure of the level of candidate's linguistic and communication skills.
It offers a detailed and personalized analysis of results.
The overall objective of the TEF is to measure the level of the candidates' knowledge, linguistic and communications skills in French
30 September 2015 | 28 October 2015